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My New Monitor, testmy.net opinion  

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  1. 1. My New Monitor, testmy.net opinion

    • LG
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    • ViewSonic
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    • Samsung 940B
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I a building a new video editing/3D rendering box.

Pentium D 3.2ghzw/HT

4GB DDR667MHz

6, 72GBWD raptor HD's 3 300GB maxtors

2 Geforce 7800GTX's

And i will need 3 monitors and I am stuck between 2 different ones, links below.

LG : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824005048

Viewsonic : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16824116355

Price is no object, i just wanted the opinion of the testmy.net crowd.

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the funny thing is the other store, (tiger) also has an 840 series pentium, but they say it is the pentium d. sans ht. and according to intel they actually have the pentium d series (dual core w/o HT) and the extreme edition. to my shock and awe, they carry the same series numbers for the corresponding speeds.

http://www.intel.com/products/processor/pentiumXE/index.htm

http://www.intel.com/products/processor/pentium_D/index.htm

that is just begging to leave some customers befuddled, or mailorder customers ticked off because their vendor failed to properly distinguish between the ht, non ht 840's.

are you using the intel 955 board?

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Your plan has a couple of problems.  First, if you are really going to be doing serious video editing and rendering, you need more than one CPU.  You are going to be extremely CPU bound even with your specs.  I'd recommend a multi proc or multi core config.  Second, if you want good display technology, you should consider moving to a widescreen high definition monitor.  With your pocketbook, you should at least consider http://www.apple.com/displays/specs.html and the other monitors and LCD's on the market.

Can you add more information on the real job and tools?  I'm wondering why you aren't moving to a 64bit platform.  Your constraints intially will be CPU followed by memory.

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i have more then 1 cpu  it will be 2. Right now i have just a singel p4 2.8GHz and its just starting to chug. the main thing that i will be doing is 3Dmax redering with alot of premier pro, photoshop, and aftereffects. the reason i did not go with a apple cenima display is because the response time is very high and the contrast is very low when compared to the 2 monitors i was looking at. my constraints are not cpu then memory its graphics card, memory, cpu, hard drive. the reason I am not moving to a pure 64bit platform because 3Dmax and many of the programs i use are not coded to take advantage of it. They are coded to take advantage of many processors.

heres the kinda stuff i render.

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I would go with the LG.. i think it looks better.. and most likely will have a better image.. LG is know for their displays..

If you are going to dump that type of money in.. you might want to check out one of these..

cinerama_03.jpg  That is 3 screens native resolution  1280 x 1024 per monitor

There are different ones in that config.. http://go-l.com/monitors/cinerama/specs/index.htm

if you want to spend more

athens_2.jpg

Native resolution  1920 x 1200  on a 22 inch panel.. x5

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If i remember correctly the top one ( 3 screens) is like $3000.. so it would also be cheaper.. and you can break them appart later if you had to.. 

it would only cost my about $2000 for the monitors and maby 40bucks worth of parts to make the stand and mounting pracket. also thoes monitors have very high response times 16ms+ the LG and viewsonic were less then 8ms

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it would only cost my about $2000 for the monitors and maby 40bucks worth of parts to make the stand and mounting pracket. also thoes monitors have very high response times 16ms+ the LG and viewsonic were less then 8ms

They are really expensive..  i posted one before.. http://www.testmy.net/forum/index.php?topic=110.msg754#msg754

$17,499.00 that was the grand canyon back about in jan of 04.. I guess they took down their prices.. which kinda sucks!

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They are really expensive..  i posted one before.. http://www.testmy.net/forum/index.php?topic=110.msg754#msg754

$17,499.00 that was the grand canyon back about in jan of 04.. I guess they took down their prices.. which kinda sucks!

finally meet some one that knows about go-l

swimmer rock on, they are amazing, i have never bought anything from them i wish i had the money but they are even better then alienware

BTW dlewis23 i took the liberty to add a poll to this post since what u wanted was our opinion

looks like a sweet machine you have there

let us know what you go for in my personal opinion i like the LG best

even tho i am a viewsonic fan i think that one is not the one that has the LOOKS compared to the lg one.

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finally meet some one that knows about go-l

swimmer rock on, they are amazing, i have never bought anything from them i wish i had the money but they are even better then alienware

They have some impressive specs.. and their tech support is second to none.. but i guess that is what you pay for..  Yeah I will not be dropping $3000 for a monitor any time soon :(

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